Weaving an intricate web of emotion, ‘Ghosts’ masterfully reveals the high cost of keeping secrets to save face, and the damage the truth can do when it’s told too late. It should be a happy day in Mrs Alving’s household, on the day of her son’s return from Paris and the eve of the opening of an orphanage dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Captain Alving. However, as final preparations are being made with Pastor Manders, old family secrets unravel the perceived identities of the key players. The late Captain was not all he was assumed to be and his son Oswald takes after him in more ways than one. In a rigidly structured society the consequences are nothing short of disastrous.